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Washtenaw County Prosecutor Candidates Forum, 10/19/2019

The three current candidates for Washtenaw County Prosecutor, to be voted on in the August 2020 Democratic party primary, respond to questions from WHPR radio 88.1 “Heart to Hearts” program co-host Nate Frazier as well as a few audience questions at the end. This discussion was held on October 19, 2019, at the county’s Learning Resource Center in front of a live audience of at least 100 people.

Criminal Justice in Michigan: Directions for Change

The presentation, panel discussion, and question-answer session addressed issues such as cash bail, use of restorative justice practices, and the role of prosecutors.

Guest Speaker:  Michigan Representative David LaGrand

Prior to his position in the Michigan House, Rep. LaGrand served 8 years as Kent County Assistant Prosecutor.

Panelists:

  • Belinda Dulin, Executive Director Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw County
  • Eric Kunath, Corrections Commander, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mark Fancher, Staff Attorney – Racial Justice Project – American Civil Liberties Union
  • Joshua Hoe, Criminal Justice Advocate and Host of “Decarceration Nation” podcast